Fantastic Fables, by Ambrose Bierce

Table of Contents

  1. The Moral Principle and the Material Interest
  2. The Crimson Candle
  3. The Blotted Escutcheon and the Soiled Ermine
  4. The Ingenious Patriot
  5. Two Kings
  6. An Officer and a Thug
  7. The Conscientious Official
  8. How Leisure Came
  9. The Moral Sentiment
  10. The Politicians
  11. The Thoughtful Warden
  12. The Treasury and the Arms
  13. The Christian Serpent
  14. The Broom of the Temple
  15. The Critics
  16. The Foolish Woman
  17. Father and Son
  18. The Discontented Malefactor
  19. A Call to Quit
  20. The Man and the Lightning
  21. The Lassoed Bear
  22. The Ineffective Rooter
  23. A Protagonist of Silver
  24. The Holy Deacon
  25. A Hasty Settlement
  26. The Wooden Guns
  27. The Reform School Board
  28. The Poet’s Doom
  29. The Noser and the Note
  30. The Cat and the King
  31. The Literary Astronomer
  32. The Lion and the Rattlesnake
  33. The Man with No Enemies
  34. The Alderman and the Raccoon
  35. The Flying–Machine
  36. The Angel’s Tear
  37. The City of Political Distinction
  38. The Party Over There
  39. The Poetess of Reform
  40. The Unchanged Diplomatist
  41. An Invitation
  42. The Ashes of Madame Blavatsky
  43. The Opossum of the Future
  44. The Life–Savers
  45. The Australian Grasshopper
  46. The Pavior
  47. The Tried Assassin
  48. The Bumbo of Jiam
  49. The Two Poets
  50. The Thistles upon the Grave
  51. The Shadow of the Leader
  52. The Sagacious Rat
  53. The Member and the Soap
  54. Alarm and Pride
  55. A Causeway
  56. Two in Trouble
  57. The Witch’s Steed
  58. The All Dog
  59. The Farmer’s Friend
  60. Physicians Two
  61. The Overlooked Factor
  62. A Racial Parallel
  63. The Honest Cadi
  64. The Kangaroo and the Zebra
  65. A Matter of Method
  66. The Man of Principle
  67. The Returned Californian
  68. The Compassionate Physician
  69. Two of the Damned
  70. The Austere Governor
  71. Religions of Error
  72. The Penitent Elector
  73. The Tail of the Sphinx
  74. A Prophet of Evil
  75. The Crew of the Life-boat
  76. A Treaty of Peace
  77. The Nightside of Character
  78. The Faithful Cashier
  79. The Circular Clew
  80. The Devoted Widow
  81. The Hardy Patriots
  82. The Humble Peasant
  83. The Various Delegation
  84. The No Case
  85. A Harmless Visitor
  86. The Judge and the Rash Act
  87. The Prerogative of Might
  88. An Inflated Ambition
  89. Rejected Services
  90. The Power of the Scalawag
  91. At Large — One Temper
  92. The Seeker and the Sought
  93. His Fly–Speck Majesty
  94. The Pugilist’s Diet
  95. The Old Man and the Pupil
  96. The Deceased and his Heirs
  97. The Politicians and the Plunder
  98. The Man and the Wart
  99. The Divided Delegation
  100. A Forfeited Right
  101. Revenge
  102. An Optimist
  103. A Valuable Suggestion
  104. Two Footpads
  105. Equipped for Service
  106. The Basking Cyclone
  107. At the Pole
  108. The Optimist and the Cynic
  109. The Poet and the Editor
  110. The Taken Hand
  111. An Unspeakable Imbecile
  112. A Needful War
  113. The Mine Owner and the Jackass
  114. The Dog and the Physician
  115. The Legislator and the Citizen
  116. The Rainmaker
  117. The Citizen and the Snakes
  118. Fortune and the Fabulist
  119. A Smiling Idol
  120. Philosophers Three
  121. The Boneless King
  122. Uncalculating Zeal
  123. A Transposition
  124. The Honest Citizen
  125. A Creaking Tail
  126. Wasted Sweets
  127. Six and One
  128. The Sportsman and the Squirrel
  129. The Fogy and the Sheik
  130. At Heaven’s Gate
  131. The Catted Anarchist
  132. The Honourable Member
  133. The Expatriated Boss
  134. An Inadequate Fee
  135. The Judge and the Plaintiff
  136. The Return of the Representative
  137. A Statesman
  138. Two Dogs
  139. Three Recruits
  140. The Mirror
  141. Saint and Sinner
  142. An Antidote
  143. A Weary Echo
  144. The Ingenious Blackmailer
  145. A Talisman
  146. The Ancient Order
  147. A Fatal Disorder
  148. The Massacre
  149. A Ship and a Man
  150. Congress and the People
  151. The Justice and His Accuser
  152. The Highwayman and the Traveller
  153. The Policeman and the Citizen
  154. The Writer and the Tramps
  155. Two Politicians
  156. The Fugitive Office
  157. The Tyrant Frog
  158. The Eligible Son-in-Law
  159. The Statesman and the Horse
  160. An AErophobe
  161. The Thrift of Strength
  162. The Good Government
  163. The Man and the Bird
  164. From the Minutes
  165. Three of a Kind
  166. The Fabulist and the Animals
  167. A Revivalist Revived
  168. The Debaters
  169. Two of the Pious
  170. The Desperate Object
  171. The Appropriate Memorial
  172. A Needless Labour
  173. A Flourishing Industry
  174. The Self–Made Monkey
  175. The Patriot and the Banker
  176. The Mourning Brothers
  177. The Disinterested Arbiter
  178. The Thief and the Honest Man
  179. The Dutiful Son

Aesopus Emendatus

  1. The Cat and the Youth
  2. The Farmer and His Sons
  3. Jupiter and the Baby Show
  4. The Man and the Dog
  5. The Cat and the Birds
  6. Mercury and the Woodchopper
  7. The Fox and the Grapes
  8. The Penitent Thief
  9. The Archer and the Eagle
  10. Truth and the Traveller
  11. The Wolf and the Lamb
  12. The Lion and the Boar
  13. The Grasshopper and the Ant
  14. The Fisher and the Fished
  15. The Farmer and the Fox
  16. Dame Fortune and the Traveller
  17. The Victor and the Victim
  18. The Wolf and the Shepherds
  19. The Goose and the Swan
  20. The Lion, the Cock, and the Ass
  21. The Snake and the Swallow
  22. The Wolves and the Dogs
  23. The Hen and the Vipers
  24. A Seasonable Joke
  25. The Lion and the Thorn
  26. The Fawn and the Buck
  27. The Kite, the Pigeons, and the Hawk
  28. The Wolf and the Babe
  29. The Wolf and the Ostrich
  30. The Herdsman and the Lion
  31. The Man and the Viper
  32. The Man and the Eagle
  33. The War-horse and the Miller
  34. The Dog and the Reflection
  35. The Man and the Fish-horn
  36. The Hare and the Tortoise
  37. Hercules and the Carter
  38. The Lion and the Bull
  39. The Man and his Goose
  40. The Wolf and the Feeding Goat
  41. Jupiter and the Birds
  42. The Lion and the Mouse
  43. The North Wind and the Sun
  44. The Mountain and the Mouse
  45. The Bellamy and the Members

Old Saws with New Teeth Certain Ancient Fables Applied to the Life of Our Times

  1. The Wolf and the Crane
  2. The Lion and the Mouse
  3. The Hares and the Frogs
  4. The Belly and the Members
  5. The Piping Fisherman
  6. The Ants and the Grasshopper
  7. The Dog and His Reflection
  8. The Lion, the Bear, and the Fox
  9. The Ass and the Lion’s Skin
  10. The Ass and the Grasshoppers
  11. The Wolf and the Lion
  12. The Hare and the Tortoise
  13. The Milkmaid and Her Bucket
  14. King Log and King Stork
  15. The Wolf Who Would Be a Lion
  16. The Monkey and the Nuts
  17. The Boys and the Frogs

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